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J.J. Fuds Issues Recall of Chicken Tender Chunks

Filed Under Alerts & Recalls

Indiana based pet food manufacturer J.J. Fuds announced the recall of a select lotof J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. According to a press release issued by the FDA,...

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Why You Need a Special Doctor for Special Cases

Filed Under TheDailyVet

It’s difficult to entertain the thought of an appointment with a healthcare professional and not consider the significance of the myriad of letters you find following the name of the person attending to your needs. We’re all...

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Intravenous Feeding in Cats

Filed Under NutritionNuggets-Cats

When cats have illnesses that wreak havoc on their gastrointestinal system, it can be impossible to feed them. They often refuse to eat on their own, and “assisted” feeding methods like syringe feeding, nasogastric tubes, and tubes...

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New York Set to Vote on Bill to Ban Cat Declaws

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New York Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal wants you to know that even if your cat scratches the furniture or digs into you with her claws, deciding to remove those claws is an inhumane practice and should be stopped. “It's like...

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There is More Than One Way to Treat Your Pet's Pain

Filed Under TheDailyVet

There are many modalities available to pet owners to better manage the pain experienced by a companion canine or feline. Which options to use, how frequently they should be employed, and concerns for side effects are some of the main considerations...

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Virbac U.S. Recalls SOLOXINE Thyroid Supplement for Dogs

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Virbac U.S. is conducting a voluntary recall on four lots of SOLOXINE(levothyroxine sodium) Thyroid Supplement due to low potency. The lot number is listed on the side of the bottle in a text field on the product label. Affected...

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Flea and Tick Preventatives and How to Switch Products

Filed Under Parasites

By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell It may be hard to believe, but getting flea and tick products to work on dogs and cats used to be a long, messy, even smelly process. Today there are so many better options to get these pesky parasites off of...

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Are you in Flea Denial?

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By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell It can be frustrating to learn your pet has a flea infestation, especially if you thought he or she was safe even without using a flea preventive. Fleas are found in all 50 U.S. states and on every continent...

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They Ate What?

Filed Under TheDailyVet

Many publications like to play to the competitive streak that many veterinarians have. Some veterinary journals will regularly publish a photo of a particularly interesting or unusual case with the question: What’s your diagnosis? in bold...

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Pet DNA Now Being Used to Solve Crimes

Filed Under TheDailyVet

I love my dog Apollo, but one of his less endearing traits involves his routinely leaving what I call “slug trails” on my pants. Apollo is a boxer and has the saggy lips and jowls that are common to members of his breed. When he...

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Oma’s Pride Recalls Purr Complete Feline Poultry Meal

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Oma’s Pride, a Connecticut-based pet food manufacturer, is recalling Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. According to a press release issued by the FDA, Purr-Complete...

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'In Dog We Trust' Rug Put on Auction in Florida

Filed Under Strange But True

Miami - The rug at a Florida sheriff's department might have been better suited for an animal shelter. The plush green carpet proudly displayed the crest of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department, emblazoned with its name and...

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Can Your Cat Literally Make You Crazy?

Filed Under TheDailyVet

Your doctor warns you that your cat may be a risk to your unborn child. Her concern is a parasite common to cats called Toxoplasma gondii. Cats shed this parasite in their feces or poop. Pregnant women infected with Toxoplasma can transfer the...

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What To Do When a Dog Stops Eating

Filed Under NutritionNuggets

Most dogs love to eat, which is why a meal that has been left untouched immediately raises concerns. An almost endless list of problems can cause dogs to go off their food — some are trivial but others are potentially life-threatening. Determining...

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Watch Out for Low Quality Cat Food

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Remember to do a nutrition comparison. Some pet food brands require more calories to be fed to the pet in order to achieve the same nutritional benefits a higher quality pet food can achieve with less. This is due to the difference in nutrient...

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3. Factor in an 'Appropriate Multiplier'

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Appropriate multipliers include such things as whether or not the cat is neutered or intact, whether the cat requires weight gain or weight loss, and a variety of other factors. For example, to estimate the RERor resting energy requirements,for...

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2. Whip Out the Calculator

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The standard steps used by veterinarians to determine a pet’s caloric needs (otherwise known as their maintenance energy requirements) are as follows: Divide a cat’s body weight in pounds by 2.2 to convert to kilograms (kg) Resting...

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1. Ask Your Vet

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Including your veterinarian in any conversation dealing with your pet's dietary and caloric needs is vital, particularly if your dog has any health problems or special dietary needs. "Nutrition, including determining how many calories...

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How Many Calories Does Your Pet Need?

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In order to properly determine how many calories your pet needs, his or her lifestyle, age, activity level, and many other factors must first be considered. How do these factors affect your cat and how should you go about determining your...

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3 Steps for Determining How Many Calories Your Cat Needs

Filed Under Nutrition

How should you go about determining your cat's caloric needs? What kind of cat food is best? Let's take a look.

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Do Biopsies Cause Cancer to Spread?

Filed Under TheDailyVet

Many times I am referred a patient where there is a strong suspicion of cancer, but a definitive diagnosis has not yet been achieved. Whether a mass was palpated externally, visualized on a radiograph, or seen arising from tissue within...

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Watch Out for Low Quality Dog Food

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Remember to do a nutrition comparison. Some pet food brands require more calories to be fed to the pet in order to achieve the same nutritional benefits a higher quality pet food can achieve with less. This is due to the difference in nutrient...

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3. Factor in an 'Appropriate Multiplier'

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Appropriate multipliers include such things as whether or not the pet is neutered or intact, whether the pet requires weight gain or weight loss, and a variety of other factors. For example, a 10kg (22lb) adult neutered dog of healthy weight...

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2. Whip Out the Calculator

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The standard steps used by veterinarians to determine a pet’s caloric needs (otherwise known as their maintenance energy requirements) are as follows: Divide a dog’s body weight in pounds by 2.2 to convert to kilograms (kg) Resting...

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1. Ask Your Vet

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Including your veterinarian in any conversation dealing with your pet's dietary and caloric needs is vital, particularly if your dog has any health problems or special dietary needs. "Nutrition, including determining how many calories...

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Nutrition Questions
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Q. I have been told a high protein diet could help my dogs seizures is there any truth in this please

A. Seizures can be caused by a variety of things such as epilepsy, toxicity, brain lesions...

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